Husted challenges mailing of absentee ballots to voters by county
Conservation effort will protect 2,400 acres for a price tag of $7.3M.
By Ken McCall, Staff Writer2:26 AM Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ohio’s largest county voted this week to defy Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on his directive prohibiting county boards of elections from mailing out absentee ballot applications to all registered voters.

But Husted, a Republican and former Kettering resident, said Wednesday in a meeting at the Dayton Daily News that Cuyahoga County doesn’t have the legal right to ignore his directive.

“It’s very important that we have the same set of rules whereby we cast and count ballots in all 88 counties,” Husted said.

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Group wants to put abortion ban on Ohio ballot
Published: Wed, August 31, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio group is circulating petitions in an effort to add an abortion ban to the state’s constitution.

Personhood Ohio wants to put the issue before voters in 2012. It would amend Ohio’s constitution to define a person as any human being at any stage of development, including fertilization.

Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio CEO Tara Broderick calls the measure “dangerous and deceptive.” She says it would ban not only abortion, but all birth control in the state.

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